Archive for October, 2007

The Importance of Community

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

Free Model Foundry is an open source company. Like other open source companies our strength comes from our user community. Users tell us what models or features we need to add. They also tell us how they use our models and which IC vendors we should approach with modeling proposals. But I do not see a lot of user-to-user communication.

As a source of verification knowledge and methodology, FMF is just a middle man. It is time for more direct conversations between engineers. To facilitate this, we have added a new Forum section to the FMF website. Here users can ask questions and write about experiences and leave comments for each other. I will monitor and jump in whenever there is an FMF related question appropriate for me to answer.

Now, if only there was a way to provide beer…